PRAISE Awards Marks PPA 41st Anniversary Celebration
To give due recognition to the deserving regions and employees who work hard in implementing the rehabilitation program of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), an awarding ceremony was the highlight of the 41st anniversary celebration of this Administration with the theme, “PPA @ 41: Bridging Lives, Empowering People, Creating Myriads of Hope for a Stronger and Drug-Free Nation” held last July 21, 2017 at the DOJ-PPA Multi-Purpose Hall in Quezon City.
The annual awards given by the National Committee on Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence or PRAISE have six (6) categories. Winners of each category were as follows:
Outstanding Employee :
Emma Y. Narciso (R-VI) – 1st Place
Frances M. Tomelden(R-I) – 2nd Place
Edna V. Osiana (R-V) – 3rd Place
Outstanding Livelihood Project:
Region-VI – 1st Place
Legaspi City PPO (R-V) – 2nd Place
San Fernando City PPO (R-I) – 3rd Place
Outstanding Implementer Rehabilitation Program:
Laoag City PPO (R-I) – 1st Place
Bacolod City PPO (R-VI) – 2nd Place
Naga City PPO (R-V) – 3rd Place
Outstanding Region: Region VI
Case Management and Records Division – 1st Place
Financial Management Division – 2nd Place
Sagip Kalikasan: La Union Province PPO (Region I)
Winners in the different categories received cash prizes ranging from Php2,000 to Php10,000 while other entries were given a Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in the PRAISE Awards.
The awarding rites commenced with an opening remarks by Deputy Administrator Lorna A. Yumul, who is also the chairperson of the PRAISE Committee, while Administrator Manuel G. Co gave the anniversary message. In his speech, he reminisced the humble beginnings of PPA and its development up to the present. He also envisioned the future of the Administration as an institution for corrections.
Meanwhile, loyalty awards were also conferred to employees who have served PPA for 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. A token of wall clock or wristwatch was given to the awardees. Administrator Co was the lone awardee for 35 years of service in this Administration.
ARD Janette S. Padua of the PPA-National Capital Region and Atty. Melbian Jerome Laraño of the Legal Division hosted the anniversary program.